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wasim yousafi wrote at 2009-09-14 01:11:18
hi i have check the attached picture and according to the picture and best of my knowledge the set is made of pure silver which turned slightly black (which usually happens after passage of time)and the stones in there are lapis( la pis) the origin is Afghanistan

its really a nice piece of work and the stone cutting is done nicely


Gandhara gems and minerals . Pakistan

Barbara Wain wrote at 2016-01-22 08:02:02
My Mum has left a necklace to me which is identical but mine is broken in half. I have never tried to mend it or wear it. She would have bought it in about 1958. She was a model milliner for Andres Millinery in Market St, Sydney Australia and could only afford costume jewellery, she made all her clothes and always looked stylish.We both had our ears pierced about 1952.I miss her. Vale Girlie Writer.

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